Resume | Catherine Ashton Costume Designer

    

Catherine Ashton began her career styling Artists for CBS records where her work appeared on numerous music videos. She entered the film business at the bottom and her creative work and warm personality has brought her to the top. Whether it is for Meg Ryan, Hillary Duff or Kevin Spacey, Ashton’s incredible eye for fashion and character driven designs are greeted with delight. Working closely with the director’s vision she helps actors formulate and discover the characters they are about to embody. This close collaboration enables the cast to slip into their characters with ease. Catherine understands the bottom line and producers quickly appreciate her ability to create looks on a shoestring. Based in Toronto, Catherine is available for work worldwide.

Selected Credits as Designer:

Feature Films

Production DirectorProducerProduction Company
The Perfect Man(re-shoots)Mark RosmanMarc PlattUniversal Pictures

Television

Production DirectorProducerProduction Company
Taxi-22(pilot)Rob Greenberg F. Siracusa, A. RaffagelloCBS
Beauty and the Beast(series)variousFrank Siracusa, Kevin LaffertyTake 5 – CW
King(series)variousDavid BarlowKing Film Prods - Global TV
Against the Wall(series)variousTerry GouldUniversal TV - Lifetime
12 Dates of Chrismas(mow)Jim HaymanGreg CopelandABC Family
Covert Affairs(series)variousSean RyersonUniversal Media Prods - TNT
Dan for Mayor(pilot & 13 eps. series)R. Murphy, B. RobertsM. FarrellQVC Productions
The National Tree(mow)Graeme Campbell Susan MurdochQVC Prods.
Beautiful People(series)variousMichael Rauch, Paul StupinSony, ABC Family
Talk to Me(pilot)Nick GomezPhil Goldfarb, Marc Roskin Lions Gate
Bad Golf My Way(mow)Rick FriedbergJohn TurtlePolygram Home Ent.
McCabe Mysteries(mini series)Clive VanderBurgh C. VanderburghTVO
Missing Treasures(29 eps series)Perry RosemondGary BlyeCanWest/Global TV
It's Only Rock and Roll(series)variousJoe BodolaiCBC
Vid Kids(series)Deborah SamuelsJohn MuellerM&M Prods, CBC

Selected Credits as Assistant Designer:

Production DirectorProducerProduction Company
Casino JackGeorge HickenlooperRollercoaster Entertainment
Factory Girl(costume supervisor)George HickenlooperJohn DunnWeinstein Co.
OutlanderHoward McCainDebra HansonAscendant Prods.
16 BlocksRichard DonnerVicki GrafNuImage-Millenium Films
The Perfect ManMark RosmanMarie-Sylvie DeveauUniversal Pictures
The Prince and MeMartha CoolidgeMagali GuidasciParamount Pictures
Visual Bible: Gospel of John(period piece)Philip SavilleDebra HansonBuena Vista Home Video
Against the RopesCharles S. DuttonRuth CarterParamount Pictures
The Grid(mini series)Mikael SolomonSuzette DaigleFox TV

Cast Catherine has worked with include: Daphne Zuniga, Hillary Duff, Heather Locklear, Michael Rispoli, Leslie Nielsen, Mike Myers, Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Jesica Alba, Christopher Plummer, Julia Stiles, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Martin Short, Christina Applegate, Bernadette Peters, Billy Connolly, Juliana Margulies, Marcia Gay Harden, Ally Sheedy, Brooke Shields and Della Reese.